Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: September 2013


Autumn Equinox

In the Northern Hemisphere, the equinox is celebrated as Mabon, also called Harvest Home.  Astronomically, the event falls on the 22nd.  The precise date and time can be found at archaeoastronomy.com. Mike Nichols says of the day: Mythically, this is…

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International Day of Peace

Finally, September 21st is the International Day of Peace.  Initiated by the United Nations in 1982 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, it declares the UN’s devotion to worldwide peace and encourages humanity to work toward peaceful…

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The HPedia: UPG

Your help is needed!  Please critique this entry from the HPedia: An encyclopedia of key concepts in Naturalistic Paganism.  Please leave your constructive criticism in the comments below. UPG is a term often heard in Contemporary Paganism, especially in Reconstructionist…

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Cosmic Calendar: First earth rocks formed

On Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar (illustrated as a comic strip here), which maps the entire history of our cosmos onto a single year, September is particularly interesting. Today, on the 16th (4.0 billion years ago), the oldest known rocks on earth…

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Hidden spirits, by Bryan Beard

This week we feature the photography of Bryan Beard, who also happens to be the artist who drew our tree logo. A long-time photographer of mushrooms, Beard captures the beauty of the ubiquitous but virtually unnoticed.

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